August 30, 2000 12:13 AM   Subscribe

THE REALLY BIG BUTTON... This for what ever reason seems to have kept people ammused...I did me!
posted by pehtes (10 comments total)
*bows head in shame* It's funny.
posted by Ms Snit at 12:33 AM on August 30, 2000

wow... i haven't seen a 'point - top 5% of websites' award logo in years!!!

that percentile award must have deflated in value MASSIVELY over time...

posted by blackbeltjones at 12:52 AM on August 30, 2000

Ahhh...memories. I fondly recall the hours of my youth spent pressing the Button. Thanks for the dose of nostalgia.
posted by frykitty at 8:25 AM on August 30, 2000

esther dyson even loves the big button! did you read her comment? "- The really big button that doesn’t do anything poses interesting challenges both for owners/creators/sellers and for users of the button. Because the button allows for essentially endless pressing, it dramatically changes the traditional economics of "buttons." In this new world, competing with the old one, the button is easy to press, but hard to understand. The button allows creativity to proliferate, but button quality will be scarce and hard to recognize. Button creators will have to fight to attract attention, and to get paid. Logistics alone used to add value to buttons; it does so no longer."
posted by msippey at 9:45 AM on August 30, 2000

Except does it bother anyone else that, although it claims to be the really big button that doesn't do anything, it really does? When you press it, the page reloads -- thus it is the really big REFRESH button!
posted by tsitzlar at 10:00 AM on August 30, 2000

Maybe we're all just nosey.
posted by evilmaryellen at 10:02 AM on August 30, 2000

why are we fascinated with something that does so little? why are we discussing it?? why? haven't we got anything BETTER to do with our lives? (and yes, i did "press" it. numerous times. fully aware of the futility of the endevour.) is this a comment of the useless-ness of what we do with our lives? or perhaps we're reading too much into a corner of the web that is just.. a joke.
posted by raedyn at 10:29 AM on August 30, 2000

Everytime you press the button, it is realy a vote for Bush. Keep the button out of the debates.
It is against our nature to think pushing a button has no effect, It's like the little kid thing when you find a dead light switch, you flick it and imagine the lights going off in Poland.
posted by thirteen at 10:53 AM on August 30, 2000

The lights in my office keep turning on and off.
posted by wendell at 12:39 PM on August 30, 2000

I can't help but look at this from a web usability perspective. It's a very simple interface that does exactly what the page says it does. Jakob would approve.
posted by webmutant at 10:22 PM on August 31, 2000

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